Professor Andrew Dunn will serve as interim chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, effective July 1, 2022. Dunn holds the Edward S. Hyman Endowed Chair in Engineering and is the director of the Center for Emerging Imaging Technologies as well as the department’s graduate advisor.

Aislinn Hurley, a senior biomedical engineering student, has been awarded a 2022 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship from the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) for her potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field.

Professor Michael Sacks has received a $3.7 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an accurate biomechanical model to be used as a reliable and useful tool in patient-specific diagnosis and management of breast cancer.

Several years ago, a promising therapeutic using stem cell factor (SCF) emerged that could potentially treat a variety of ailments, such as ischemia, heart attack, stroke and radiation exposure. However, during clinical trials, numerous patients suffered severe allergic reactions and development of SCF-based therapeutics stopped.

“The very best undergraduate student with whom I have worked.” “The most excellent student I have encountered in my six years of teaching at UT.”

This is just some of the high praise for Aidan Weitzner, this year’s Outstanding Scholar-Leader for the Cockrell School of Engineering. Recognized for her hard work and dedication inside and outside the classroom, Weitzner, a biomedical engineering honors student, graduates with a 4.0 GPA and an MCAT score in the 99th percentile.

Roger Bonnecaze, an internationally recognized expert in rheology and modeling and simulation for nanomanufacturing who has served as a faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin for nearly 30 years, has been named dean of the university’s Cockrell School of Engineering after a national search.

Last week, The University of Texas at Austin granted 120 bachelor's degrees, 12 master's degrees (seven of which were integrated bachelor's/master's), and 6 doctoral degrees in biomedical engineering. 

The second class of Clinical Innovation Design (CID) Fellows finished their nine-month program with a presentation of their identified clinical need and proposed solution on Monday, May 9, 2022.

UT’s Office of the Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies has awarded Yuan-I (Nina) Chen, a graduate student working with Dr. Tim Yeh, with the 2022 Outstanding Dissertation Award for Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Science, and Biological and Life Sciences.